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I will never forget you (Isiah 49:15)

by Bishop Jose Luis

 

It has become a tradition. I never asked when it started. I inherited from my predecessor Bishop Louis Ncamiso Ndlovu OSM when I became apostolic administrator of Manzini in 2012. Every year in January, teenagers or their relatives come to the Catholic bishop for some help to pay their High School fees.

Initially, as I shared in the past, I would do this alone. My secretary would let me know how much we had been able to collect during the previous year and I would just help on a first come first served basis.

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“Keep the promise – Know your status”

by Nercha Executive director

On Friday 30 November 2018, Hope House commemorated the 2018 World AIDS day under the theme “live positively – Know your status”. The speeches reminded us where we are coming from and how much has been achieved. We remembered the suffering, the tears, the struggle to keep our hope alive, the funerals we attended. We pray daily to God, asking Him to keep us strong but also to help us stop so much suffering. God listened to our prayers. Though there is still no cure for Aids, it is no longer a death sentence. Read more

Organizing the Service of Charity in Southern Africa

 by Makhundu William Kelly

A meeting of Bishops Presidents, National Directors and two Programme Officers from each IMBISA Zone country was held at the Padre Pio Conference Centre in Pretoria from October 29 to November 03, 2018.

Caritas IMBISA Zone comprises of nine countries located in Southern Africa. Namely, they are Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho (Zone Coordinator), Mozambique, Namibia, Sao Tome, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. Read more

Hope house, a hope for many!

by Sr. Elsa

Hope House clients continue to experience the generosity of so many generous people who contribute so generously. All our units are full and we have a burn case which was very severe and is improving very fast under the efficient wound care and pain management of our nursing staff. We have a volunteer as well as a part time physiotherapist, who is excellent and the clients are benefiting a lot, many clients were able to walk back home, particularly the clients with stroke, especially associated with HIV/AIDS. A balanced diet with the vegetables from our garden as well as the generosity of so many people contribute a speedy recovery to our clients. Bible society donated Bibles and food items to all the clients and staff; it was sponsored by a Canadian Couple Dave& ABBY Dever from a society call Bible for the poor society. They prayed with the clients, minders and staff. Read more

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